Global Climate Action Summit to push for 1.5 degree ambition

A Global Climate Action Summit is being held in September in California this year to encourage nations to step up their ambition under the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

The Summit will be co-hosted by California’s governor Edmund Brown, the chief of UN Climate Change Patricia Espinosa, UN special envoy for cities and climate change Michael Bloomberg and Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra.

The summit aims to cut emissions on a science-based trajectory that limits warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius and as close as possible to 1.5 degree Celsius.

It also seeks to broaden the conversation around climate change and to depoliticize the issue, activating everyone to help preserve our common future.

The organisers are currently calling for businesses, governments, NGOs, arts and music organizations, academic institutions, and others to apply to host an affiliate event at the summit.

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